More updates on the merc with a mouth and a possible shared universe with a certain X-team.
These updates are from an interview by Collider with producer and writer Simon Kinberg where he handles both the Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse films. Collider asked Kinberg some questions about the potential shared universe between the two films as well as any possible sequels for Deadlpool.
Here is his response over the question of a possible shared universe:
?It takes place within the X-Men universe and references that universe. It?s not the same time period as our past tense X-Men movies, like First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse take place in the past and Deadpool takes place in the present, but it acknowledges everything that?s happened in those other movies and the universe, and like you said Colossus is in it and other characters from the X-Men world.?
And when asked about the potential sequels for the Deadpool movie, here is his response:
?It?s certainly the hope, and there is conversation about what the idea would be and perhaps which characters we would bring in to a sequel. The writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, were a really integral part of the process. Our focus, like all of us, is on finishing the film, so I think as soon as we finish the film we?ll be talking seriously about the sequel and then we?ll wait a couple months and see how the movie does. Hopefully the movie will do great and we can keep making these movies, because I do think there?s a lot more story to tell. I?m assuming it?ll come out somewhere whether it?s on the internet or the DVD eventually, but on every single take there?s like an embarrassment of riches of alternate takes, whether it?s Ryan or T.J. Miller, pretty much any character in the movie just goofing around and coming up with other lines, ideas, abs. It?d be fun to keep making these movies because it doesn?t feel like we?ll run out of juice.?
And if Ryan Reynolds would still continue playing as Deadpool if there will any sequels:
I?ve worked on a lot of movies, comic book any otherwise, and I don?t know that I?ve ever seen an actor as perfectly suited to a part as Ryan is to Deadpool. It?s just something that comes so naturally to him. It?s one of the reasons why he creates so many of those viral pieces, because I think he has so much fun being Deadpool that he?s Deadpool on and off set.?
Deadpool will be in theaters on February 12, 2016 while X-Men: Apocalypse will be on May 27, 2016.